1 dead, 1 injured following small plane crash near Lake Tahoe Airport

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Deputies found the Cessna 172 crumpled and upside down in a wooded area of Meyers. (Photo by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office)

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KTXL) — A small plane crashed Tuesday afternoon in Meyers, killing one person on board and injuring another.

The Federal Aviation Administration says two people were aboard the single-engine Cessna 172 when it crashed in a field a few miles away from the Lake Tahoe Airport just before 3:30 p.m.

Deputies found the crumpled plane upside down in a wooded area near Rainbow Road and Highway 89, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. 

The California Highway Patrol says one person was killed and the other was said to have major injuries. Sheriff’s officials say the person who survived the crash was transported to the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating what caused the crash.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.


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